Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Vladimir Semashko said the European country plans to sell electric buses to Iran.
“Minsk has orders for 20 electric buses. Two electric bus lines will work initially. Later on the number will be increased. Orders will be made for electric buses for oblast capitals. There are orders for electric buses for Moscow, Saint Petersburg, and Tehran,” Semashko said as cited by Belarus News on Tuesday.
“Up till now urban transport has been limited to trams, trolleybuses, and buses. But these days all the countries are fighting to reduce the cost and environmental impact of urban transportation. This is why the first few samples of a new kind of urban transportation — electric buses and hybrid buses — have emerged,” he added.
Back in May, Belarusian Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov voiced his country’s willingness to develop bilateral relations with Iran in various economic and political areas.
Speaking at the 13th session of Iran-Belarus Economic Commission in Minsk, Kobyakov also praised the long record of cooperation between two countries and the resulting achievements.
The premier further highlighted the enthusiasm in Eastern Europe for investment in Iran’s diverse areas of industry, including manufacturing trucks, mining and road construction.